Jack Straw wants shoplifters to pay for stolen Mars Bars – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2008 in news, theft, young offenders by sally

“Teenage shoplifters are to be forced to pay back retailers for any goods they steal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th July 2008

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Parents to be ‘responsible’ for child’s sentence – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Parents could be made legally responsible for ensuring their children complete sentences handed down for youth offending, under government plans published today to tackle criminal behaviour by youngsters.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

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Knife crime: Violent teens’ families face eviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, parental responsibility, young offenders by sally

“The families of 20,000 violent or troublesome teenagers face being evicted from their homes. Parents who fail to take responsibility for their unruly offspring will be thrown out of council accomodation or be forced to attend intensive classes under the Government’s heavily-trailed youth crime strategy, set to be unveiled today by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Firework blaze pair spared jail – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in arson, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers who set fire to a home in Oxford while a family of four slept upstairs have been spared a jail term.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2008

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Youth guilty in baby murder case – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in child abuse, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A teenager who killed a baby when he spun her around and slammed her head against a wall had been banned from seeing her, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2008

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Youth Justice Board’s future in doubt over failure to reduce crime – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders by sally

“The future of the Youth Justice Board, one of the central elements of Tony Blair’s penal policy, is in serious doubt as the Government rethinks its strategy on youth crime.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2008

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NSPCC urges help for young abusers – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2008 in news, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“Children who commit sex offences are growing up into adult abusers because they are not getting the treatment they need to stop their behaviour, a leading charity warned last night.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2008

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Call to give councils control over youth jails – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2008 in news, prisons, young offenders by sally

“Making councils responsible for the cost of youth custody could help reduce the rising number of juveniles locked up each year, a campaigning charity said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2008

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Four sentenced over 999 assault – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2008 in assault, news, paramedics, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Four people who admitted involvement in a ‘frightening’ incident in which two paramedics were attacked, have been given non-custodial sentences.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2008

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Court quashes detention of girl, 14, whose lie split family – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old girl who was sentenced to 18 months detention for falsely accusing her brother and his friend of indecently assaulting her when she was nine has had her sentence quashed by the appeal court, which said it ‘should never have been passed’.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2008

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Teenagers targeted in crime crackdown – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders by sally

“Thousands more teenagers are being dragged into the criminal justice system for petty offences, threatening to set them on the path to adult crime, ministers are warned today. The numbers of under-18s being convicted or formally cautioned has almost doubled in some parts of the country, the Institute for Public Policy Research has disclosed.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2008

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Youths jailed for killing woman – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers who sexually assaulted and killed a woman after a day of binge-drinking have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 20th Junes 2008

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Regina v G (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2008 in human rights, law reports, rape, young offenders by sally

Regina v G (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) [2008] UKHL 37; [2008] WLR (D) 199

It was not incompatible with a child’s rights under arts 6 and 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to convict him of the offence of ‘rape of a child under 13’, pursuant to s 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, in circumstances where the agreed basis of his plea of guilty established that his offence could fall within the ambit of s 13, covering child sex offences committed by a person under 18.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


Regina v G – Times Law Reports

Posted June 20th, 2008 in human rights, law reports, privacy, rape, young offenders by sally

Regina v G

House of Lords

“There was no breach of the rights of a boy aged 15 to a fair trial or respect for privacy, guaranteed by articles 6 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, to convict him of rape of a child under 13 where, on the basis on which his guilty plea had been accepted, he could have been charged with a less serious offence.”

The Times, 20th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Planned changes to youth justice system aimed at keeping more children out of jail – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders, youth courts by sally

“A shakeup of the youth justice system is being planned by ministers that would see a failing punitive policy replaced by a more welfare-oriented, early-intervention approach to dealing with children in trouble. As part of a youth crime action plan to be published this summer, the Home Office has recommended that responsibility and funding for tackling youth crime – including local youth offending teams – should be moved to new, local authority-run ‘children’s trusts’.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2008

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Youth chief urges cut in custody – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2008 in news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“The head of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has urged magistrates and judges to impose fewer custodial terms on young offenders.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2008

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Judge attacks internet after leering youths filmed ‘sick’ assault – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2008 in assault, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A senior judge made a passionate plea for the Government to clamp down on disturbing internet images as he jailed four teenagers for a ‘sickening’ attack which they filmed.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2008

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Half of young violent offenders spared prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, violence, young offenders by sally

“More than half of young people who are found guilty of sex or violent offences are spared jail, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

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Ministers promise to rehabilitate young offenders as well as punish them – The Times

Posted June 9th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders by sally

“A new approach to youth justice was promised by ministers yesterday in which equal weight would be given to prevention, enforcement and the rehabilitation of young offenders.”

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The Times, 9th June 2008

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Classroom stabbing boy sentenced – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

“A 13-year-old boy who pulled a knife from his sock and stabbed a pupil at a school in Leeds has been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2008

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